By Popular Demand - the goal is to pick something that fits the category and will be the "most popular" answer. You score points based on the number of entries that match yours. For example, if the category is "Cats" and the responses were 7 for Persian, 3 for Calico and 1 for Siamese, everyone who said Persian would get 7 points, Calico 3 and the lone Siamese would score 1 point. The cumulative total over 10 rounds will determine the overall winner. Anyone may enter at any point, starting with an equivalent point total of the lowest cumulative score from the previous round. If a person misses a round, they'll receive the minimum score from the round added to their cumulative total. And, if you want to submit some commentary with your answers, feel free to. Round 3 Results -- Literary Pursuits 1 - Famous Library: Lib. of Congress 3, Alexandria 2 2 - Favorite Fiction Genre: Sci-Fi 3, Funnies 1, Romance 1 3 - Type of Reference Book: Dictionary 3, Encyclopedia 2 4 - Self-Help Book Category: Fix-it 1, Car Repair 1, Sex 1, "How to" 1, Relationships 1 5 - "Dead" Written Language: Latin 4, Etruscan 1 Individual Scores: Lori McKinnon: Lib. of Congress, Sci-Fi, Dictionary, Sex, Latin = 29 + 14 = 43 Marc Ellinger: <no entry> = 32 + 9 = 42 Fred Davis: Lib. of Congress, Romance, Encyclopedia, "How to",Latin = 27 + 11 = 38 Paul Boymel: Alexandria, Sci-Fi, Dictionary, Fix-it, Latin = 25 + 13 = 38 Conrad von Metzke: <no entry> = 26 + 9 = 35 Tom Howell: *Alexandria, Sci-Fi, Encyclopedia, Relationships,Etruscan*= 25 + 9 = 34 Mark Murray: Lib. of Congress, Funnies, Dictionary, Car Repair,Latin = 22 + 12 = 34 Brendan Whyte: <no entry> = 22 + 9 = 31 David Partridge: <no entry> = 22 + 9 = 31 Commentary (note the "*" entry above arrived late, after the commentary was done): Famous Library: Hmmm, I had my bets on Alexandria taking the lead between the two. Fiction Genre: Fred notes "(my favorite) would be science fiction" and, based on the game responses, your answer probably should have been. Paul wrote "for this crowd, mystery was too much of a gamble". I expected mystery and Sci-Fi to be tops with the latter being in the lead. Reference Book: My initial thought (for me) was a "Strunk and White" - the book I use the most, followed by a Roget's. With spell check, I rarely use a dictionary and I don't even have an encyclopedia (at least a 'real' multi-volume one, not the single volume "encyclopedia of
"). Self-Help Book: I suspected their would be a computer repairs or "Dummies..." entry, but I certainly didn't expect there to be many matches (and I wasn't disappointed!). "Dead" Written Language: I specified written, hoping to draw out one Sanskrit or hieroglyphic entry. Latin was expected to be the winner, as happened. Paul writes "Etruscan, perhaps?", which I hadn't even considered. Entertainment Round 4 1 - Type of Circus Performer 2 - TV Drama Show 3 - Movie Series (three+ movies) 4 - Music Style 5 - Type of Gambling Deadline: July 27, 2003 at noon
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